Popular rockfish season opens Tuesday

The Central Coast’s popular rockfish season opens Tuesday.

Boat-based anglers will be able to catch rockfish and other groundfish in depths up to 240 feet. The season will last through November.

Anglers are allowed a daily bag limit of 10 rockfish, cabezon and greenlings. Several types of rockfish – cowcod, yelloweye and canary rockfishes – may not be kept.

“Many rockfish species are available to anglers, but a few species are prohibited due to conservation concerns, so it is always important for anglers to know what they are catching,” said Ryan Broddrick, director of the Department of Fish and Game.

Fishing regulations are subject to change during the season. Up to date information can be obtained by calling a hotline at (831) 649-2801 or by going online at

– David Sneed